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a diplomatic boost today with recognition from great britain. the conflict there in libya has gone under the public's radar recently because of more pressing economic concerns here in washington. but national cute correspondent jennifer griffin tells us -- national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells the nato mission is still unaccomplished. >> this is a video broadcast on libya state television tuesday of the pan am lockerbie bomber rallying support for libyan leader muammar qaddafi in downtown tripoli. the lockerbie bomber was released on compassionate grounds by a scottish judge two years ago, because he was reportedly dying of cancer. but he's still standing, as is muammar qaddafi, five months after the start of an operation the white house said would be brief. >> i said at the outset, this was going to be a matter of days and not weeks. >> it's no longer costly american tomahawk missiles being used to protect the libyans from the dictator, but the cost for the mission continues to skyrocket. the u.s. taxpayer is paying 75% of nato's operating costs. >> we know it's costing
today but the "news of the world" phone hacking scandal is continuing to cause dust-ups in britain. news corp, the parent company of the now defunked tabloid as well as fox news. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot is in london with the latest. >> reporter: embattled prime minister david cameron cut short trip to africa to appear at the british parliament house of commons and it turned in raucous exchange where cameron had to defend his role in the growing phone hacking scandal here. that involved allegations of wrongdoing at the now close "news of the world" newspaper. owned by rupert murdock's news corp. cameron is under fire for hiring as his press chief the former editor of the paper andy coleson who later left the role and was arrested. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> operation labor party leader didn't leave him off the hook. >> the prime minister, mr. speaker, was caught in a tragic conflict of loyalty. between the integrity that people should expect of him and his staff. and
president obama limited authority against libya. britain's defense secretary says rebel forces to enter any time soon. it is a drawn out intervention there. heavy fighting was reported monday and today near the opposition strong hold. 11 people were killed. at least four of the troops killed. the man in charge of the u.s. war effort is on his way out. dominique has the story. >> it was both a reintroduction and a farewell with wand raised at the hand administering general petraeus has spent 8 of the past 11 years on the battlefield but he leaves afghanistan to become the cia's director. some 235 of the servicemen leaf here today but the united states will need more veterans to recommit themselves to the mission because of the pending drawdown there's a tough battle ahead in afghanistan. general told me the united states achieved what he originally came here to do go after al qaeda ander r eradicat terrorism. >> the tal began allowed al qaeda on soil when it ran the country. it is a high likelihood it would happen again. >> they held a more hawkish opinion the so-called gang of three from wa
. until recently, the top sunday paper in britain. >> i feel regret. clearly practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in, that i believe in. and that the company believes in. >> at issue, long-running phone hacking scandal in which the victims had been largely celebrities, but there was outrage when allegations merged that the paper hacked phones of school girl who had been abducted and ultimately killed. victim of the terror attack on london transport which happened six years ago today. prime minister david cameron, the former press secretary, former news of the world editor caught in the hacking scandal called for an injury. >> what this government is doing is making sure that the fact of the public and i feel so appalled by what has happened. murder victims, terrorist victims. who had their phone tapped is disgraceful. that is why it's important there is a full police investigation with all the powers that they need. >> reporter: there are also allegations that news of the world paid police for information. >> n
in britain where rupert murdock is a large figure and has a large role in the nation's media. a little bit surprising is the extent of the coverage in the united states. it's been something that touched gleeful about it from some of our and our boss mr. murdock's competitors. unmistakable. >> thanks. the f.b.i. arrested 16 members of the hacking group anonymous today in a sweep that stretched across the country. agents issued 30 to 40 search warrants. the group has claimed responsibility for numerous cyber attack against government and corporate websites around the world. the a.t.f. gun running operation known as operation fast and furious resulted in nearly two dozen arrests. but most of the people arrested were released. almost immediately. correspondent william la jeunesse looks into why. >> hi. >> hi. i'm looking for mr. carille? >> what is it regarding? >> are you aware of the gun indictment, the indictment regarding purchase of fire arms? >> at the center of fast and furious, 20 defendants all accused of trafficking guns to mexico. >> we feel very strongly that we have completely dis
of controversy in u.s. and britain. a big resignation and public apology in the phone hacking scandal involving the parent company of this network. senior foreign affairs correspondent ammy kellogg has the latest from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock said he was sorry. it was allegation that news of the world hacked in dowler's cell phone after she was abducted that proved catalyst for the current crisis at news international. >> founder over the company, i was appalled to find out what had happened. i apologize, and i nothing far to say. >> reporter: the meeting was private, called by murdoch. the lawyer for the dowlers described the mood of news corp.'s boss. >> i think he was very humbled and shaken. very sincere. i think this was something that hit him on a personal level. >> reporter: murdock is said to have told them that the practices of "news of the world" did not live up to the standard set out when his own father entered the newspaper business. another apology will come tomorrow in british national newspapers with a full-page advertisement by rupert murdock in which he says, "the n
at the pentagon, thank you. >>> a libyan opposition official in britain says any proposal aimed at allowing muammar qaddafi to day this libya after stepping down is unworkable. hundreds of libyan rebels have launched an offensive against government forces in the west. a rebel spokesman says she seized two towns and advanced on others. and late today we learned the head of the libyan rebels armed forces and two of his aides were killed by gunmen, according to a rebel official. >>> back here at home, the obama administration has been negotiating with environmentalists and automakers on an enormous increase in fuel efficiency standards. the president plans to make an announcement friday. chief washington correspondent jim angle reports on the negotiations that have led to it. >> president obama was hoping to get automakers to agree to almost double mileage standards, aiming for another moment like this one in the rose garden in 2009 which raised them to 29.7 miles for model year 2012, but this time the white house wanted much more. >> floating ideas to increase this fuel efficiency standard to
. >>> hundreds of thousands of public employees staged a one-day strike in great britain protesting conservative led governments austerity plans. schools were the hardest hit with 11,000 partially or completely closed. 19 people were killed during a two-day military surge by syrian forces trying to keep residents from fleeing to turkey where 10,000 have gone during a government crackdown on the political opposition. >> at home, the man in charge of america's military went out with a flourish. molly henneberg reports on the final day for defense secretary robert gates. >> after working in the federal government four decades. including c.i.a. director and first defense secretary to serve both a republican and democratic president, robert gates was praised by the commander in chief. >> a humble american patriot, a man of common sense and decency. simply one out of are nation's finest public servants. >> then president obama presented gates with the nation's highest civilian honor, the presidential medal of freedom. >> i'm deeply honored and moved by your presentation of this award. it is a big surp
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